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League weekly COVID-19 update: Sept. 24-30

September 30, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the third round of funding for Homekey, California’s $600 million program to purchase and rehabilitate housing for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.
Cities selected in the third round of funding include Los Angeles, Long Beach, Sacramento, and Stockton. These awards bring the total awarded under Homekey to $449.9 million for 33 successful applicants and 49 awards totaling 3,351 units. The statewide average cost to Homekey thus far is approximately $134,000 per unit.

As flu season gets underway, the state launched a campaign to urge Californians to get a flu shot to reduce the chance of a “twindemic” of getting the flu and COVID-19 at the same time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a digital toolkit including sample social media and newsletter content, graphics, and web assets, with some it customizable for your city. and media prep material.  
The Governor signed two legislative bills this week to help California farmworkers during the COVID-19 crisis:
  • AB 2043 by Assembly Members Robert Rivas (D-Hollister), Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) ­– Occupational safety and health: agricultural employers and employees: COVID-19 response.
  • AB 2165 by Assembly Member Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) – expands the availability of electronic filing to all state trial courts. 
Below is a brief recap of recent and ongoing significant COVID-19 developments.
State updates For more information

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